UK’s acute cyber-security talent shortage is “a ticking time-bomb”, finds new study
10/09/2020 – News / Business / Cyber-Security / Online / Remote Working / Skills Gap / HR / UK / Infosec
A new study suggests that half of UK companies do not have adequate cyber-security provision to allow for 100-per-cent remote working. And in Europe as a whole, the situation is even more concerning.
Virtalis and Lanner’s digital twins mean firms can now watch, replay and fast-forward their businesses
28/08/2020 – News / Technology / 3D / Simulation / Visualisation / Digital Twin / Lanner / Virtalis
Lanner, a company of Royal HaskoningDHV, and Virtalis have announced they are further strengthening their partnership to deliver the value of integrated predictive simulation and visualisation capabilities for digital twin environments.
Europe’s gas experts to converge in Croatia
27/08/2020 – News / Event / Exhibition / Gas / Technology / Croatia
For the 35th time, Croatia will host southeast Europe’s leading international gas conference and expo, with professionals set to explore key trends, challenges and technologies emerging across the entire natural gas chain.
Amid Covid-19, Saudi Electric offers support to boost KSA’s industrial activity
04/08/2020 – News / Energy / Power Utilities / Saudi Electricity Company / SEC / Saudi Arabia
Covid-19 has negatively impacted firms across all industries, yet power utilities have been quick to adapt to the situation and ensure business continuity. Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) – the Kingdom’s state-owned utility – has launched numerous measures designed to support its industrial customers and boost the economy.
IE Expo to help advance China’s ambitious environmental roadmap
17/07/2020 – News / Environment / Technology / Sustainability / Event / Tradeshow / IE Expo / China
IE Expo China – Asia’s leading trade fair for environmental technology solutions – returns to Shanghai from 13–15 August, opening its doors following the Chinese government’s announcement of a new 15-year ecological protection and recovery plan aimed at building a “Beautiful China” by 2035.
Liebherr develops remote service app
13/07/2020 – News / Technology / Service App / Digital / Maritime / Cranes / Liebherr
Liebherr has expanded its digital product portfolio for crawler cranes, deep foundation equipment and maritime cranes with the development of a Remote Service tool. The technology is proving particularly advantageous during the current Covid-19-related restrictions.
Innovative pipeline solutions to be showcased at dedicated TOGC 2020 expo
07/07/2020 – News / Oil & Gas / Energy / Pipelines / Technology / Innovation / Exhibition / TOGC / Italy
From 16–17 November 2020 in Milan, Italy, the closed-door Transportation Oil & Gas Congress 2020 (TOGC 2020) will see midstream industry experts gather to explore cutting-edge technologies and solutions for the pipeline industry, with groundbreaking products and services set to be presented within the TOGC focus exhibition area.
Metso Minerals merges with rival Outotec
01/07/2020 – News / Minerals / Metals / Aggregates / Metso / Outotec / Finland
Finnish industrial rivals Metso and Outotec have jointly announced the combination of Metso Minerals and Outotec to create a leading company in process technology, equipment and services serving the minerals, metals and aggregates industries. Meanwhile, Metso Flow Control will become a separately-listed, independent flow control equipment and services company under the name of Neles Corporation.
New transparent pressure tanks set to halve R&D time and enhance production
22/06/2020 – News / Science & Technology / Engineering / R&D / SR-TEK / CT Series / Pressure / Tanks
A newly launched series of clear pressure tanks from SR-TEK is reducing research and development time by allowing engineers and scientists to observe reactions and make changes in real-time.
Wärtsilä to deliver advanced emissions abatement tech for Knutsen shuttle tankers
06/06/2020 – News / Maritime / Shipping / Tankers / Emissions / CO2 / Wärtsilä
A new contract will see Wärtsilä Corporation’s deliver advanced emissions abatement technology to be utilised in new generation of shuttle tankers, driving down these vessels’ CO2 equivalents (CO2e) emissions by as much as 35 per cent.
ABB inks deal to supply tech for new Finnish bio-product mill
21/05/2020 – News / Technology / Bio-products / Pulp / Electrification / ABB / Metsä / Finland
ABB has signed a preliminary, binding agreement that would see the technology leader deliver approximately €40 million worth of electrification and drive technology solutions to a planned bio-product mill in Kemi, northern Finland owned by Metsä Fibre – the world’s largest producer of softwood pulp.
Supply-chain diversification from China creates opportunities for global power utilities and OEMs
13/05/2020 – News / Power / Equipment / Technology / Utilities / OEM / China / Asia / GlobalData
The diversification of power equipment suppliers from China is likely to intensify as firms increasingly look to new markets in South East Asia for their supply chain needs, according to GlobalData.
Signing of KSA’s largest BOT agreement heralds major transformation at King Abdulaziz Port
01/05/2020 – News / Shipping / Container Terminal / BOT / Saudi Ports Authority / Saudi Global Ports
Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) and Saudi Global Ports (SGP) have signed a new Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) agreement for the Container Terminals in the King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam over a virtual signing ceremony. Representing an investment of over seven billion Saudi riyals, the new deal represents the largest BOT agreement in the Kingdom’s history.
SUEZ announces solidarity plan in response to Covid-19
29/04/2020 – News / Utilities / Water / SUEZ / Covid-19 / Donations / CSR / Leadership
France-headquartered water utilities giant SUEZ is reinforcing its support measures to provide additional financial resources to fight Covid-19 impacts. These include compensating workers placed on partial unemployment, reducing the Group’s dividend, and its executive committee members donating one-quarter of their salaries to finance research and provide support for healthcare workers during the lockdown period.
InfinityQS to offer free use of quality intelligence platform to support manufacturers during COVID-19 crisis
22/04/2020 – News / Technology / Data / InfinityQS / Enact / Quality / Intelligence / Platform / QC / QA
InfinityQS, a leading player in data-driven enterprise quality, is supporting the manufacturing community during the COVID-19 pandemic by offering free use of its Quality Intelligence platform, Enact®, for three months – at no charge and with no commitment required.
Chemical sector should prepare for extended downturn, say experts
20/04/2020 – News / Business / Chemical Sector / Oil / Global
The global chemical sector should prepare for an extended downturn along with lower-for-longer oil prices, both of which will have big implications for profitability and investments, according to Joseph Chang, Global Editor of Independent Commodity Intelligence Services (ICIS) – Chemical Business.
3D printers can help solve the coronavirus crisis, but firms need more government guidance
17/04/2020 – News / Manufacturing / 3d printers / Covid-19 / Ventilators / Pulsar Fusion
Business owners with additive manufacturing and 3D printing capabilities are calling on the UK government to tell them how they can best help the effort to build more ventilators for the NHS.
PowerCell inks deal with leading European shipyard for fuel cell system development
14/04/2020 – News / Shipping / Marine / Fuel Cell / Technology / Hydrogen / PowerCell / Volvo / Sweden
PowerCell Sweden AB – an industrial spinout from the Volvo Group, established in 2008 – has signed a contract with a leading European shipyard regarding the development and delivery of a three-megawatt marine fuel cell system.
Frost & Sullivan webinar on how to ‘Respond, Reset, and Rebound’ from COVID-19 market impacts
02/04/2020 – News / Business / Webinar / Covid-19 / Frost & Sullivan / Strategy / Crisis Response
Leading consultancy and research firm Frost & Sullivan will be sharing its research and strategy expertise in a webinar next week (Thursday 9th April) designed to help businesses identify an actionable framework for overcoming the market fall-out from the coronavirus crisis.
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